Luckily the 35C forecast earlier in the week didn’t eventuate. At 9am, there were eight cyclists at South Geelong Station ready to leave for an interesting circuit to Moriac. The only Cycling Geelong representative was Helen. Where were you?
The long downhill of Hyland Street was the first feature, before the riders rode the Hamilton Highway – on a good sealed verge – to Merrawarp Road. From there, the route went west along Barrabool Road, the south on Hendy Main Road to Moriac. There were a few hills (undulations to the likes of Rolf) before a coffee stop at Ravens Creek Farm. This organic farm, fresh food outlet and coffee shop is well worth a visit. Noel joined the ride at Fyansford.
The return was via Cape Otway Road (one of the most dangerous in the district, narrow, and with cycle-unaware fast traffic), Mount Duneed Road and Ghazeepore Road, after which the cyclists dispersed to their various destinations.
Thanks to Ross for leading the ride. If you’ve never been on a joint ride – come along one time. They vary in distance and difficulty, and the company is always wonderful.